ABC11 First Alert Forecast

90s return!
Friday, August 29, 2014
The heat and humidity was back yesterday and we reached a high of 92 in Raleigh. That's a good 5 degrees to the hot side of average. We won't get quite as warm today, but it will stay around 90 for the long holiday weekend.

A weak front slipped into the Triangle overnight with a few showers and thunderstorms around this morning. With this front in the vicinity, our temperatures will be held back a few degrees today. The dew points will remain in the 60s, so it will still stay on the humid side, and that humidity and a light flow means parts of the area will start the morning with fog. It won't be long-lasting or widespread though.

Most of today will be dry with clouds and intervals of sunshine with that stalled out front in the area. There will be a couple of isolated showers or thunderstorms that pop up this afternoon and last into early tonight. Temps tonight will still be above normal as we fall to around 70.

That weakening front should more or less fall apart Saturday as high pressure at the surface, and aloft, takes over. That means a good shot to be back up to 90 with continued humidity. That also means the chance of any shower or thunderstorm will be quite low.

There will be a better chance of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm in the humid and very warm air mass Sunday during the afternoon and evening, but many places will still remain dry with a partly sunny sky. The higher chance of a shower or thunderstorm Sunday afternoon and evening will be off to the west of the Triangle.

Labor Day will also be hot and humid with some sunshine, and although there won't be any widespread or long-lasting showers and thunderstorms, there will be a scattering of them.

Have a great weekend!

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